The table below looks at the statistics for .NET Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Framework over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET Framework
Rank 43 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing .NET Framework 16 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.20% 1.25% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.08% 4.97% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +11.45%
.NET Framework
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
198 161 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.24% 25.24% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 105 77
Average daily rate £375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

.NET Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Framework Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Framework across the Birmingham region.

.NET Framework Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Framework across the Birmingham region.

.NET Framework Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

.NET Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET Framework.

1 24 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 21 (87.50%) JavaScript
4 20 (83.33%) CSS
5 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
5 19 (79.17%) WCF
6 18 (75.00%) Visual Studio
7 16 (66.67%) C#
8 15 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 14 (58.33%) MVC
10 12 (50.00%) SQL
10 12 (50.00%) jQuery
11 11 (45.83%) LINQ
11 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (41.67%) Logistics
12 10 (41.67%) Web Development
13 9 (37.50%) HTML
14 8 (33.33%) IIS
14 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
14 8 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (29.17%) CRM
15 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (29.17%) Dynamics CRM
16 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3 (12.50%) TDD
16 3 (12.50%) Node.js
17 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
17 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
17 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 2 (8.33%) HTML5

.NET Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing .NET Framework also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (33.33%) IIS
1 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 8 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (12.50%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) NUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) .NET Developer
3 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 10 (41.67%) Web Developer
3 10 (41.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 7 (29.17%) CRM Developer
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (4.17%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 20 (83.33%) CSS
4 19 (79.17%) WCF
5 15 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 12 (50.00%) jQuery
7 11 (45.83%) LINQ
8 9 (37.50%) HTML
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (8.33%) HTML5
10 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
10 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (4.17%) CSS3
11 1 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (4.17%) RESTful
11 1 (4.17%) Web Services
11 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) MVC
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Logistics
3 10 (41.67%) Web Development
4 7 (29.17%) CRM
5 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Web Application Development
7 1 (4.17%) Workflow
7 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.17%) OOP
7 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 16 (66.67%) C#
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) MCAD
1 1 (4.17%) MCSD
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) CommVault
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Facebook